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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
did not look kindly on the republicans holding the entire economy hostage. the fiscal cliff is bad, but not irretrievable. you can go into january and still put the pieces back together. as you know, defaulting on the debt is irretrievable thing. that's the economic equivalent of a nuclear weapon. that is a big dynamite compared to the fiscal cliff crew having said that, as they get to the year end, i think they'll say we'll vote to extend middle class tax cuts. our leverage is greater because it's the nuclear bomb so they can increase their leverage as they move toward a vote. we may end up into january early february negotiating again about a debt ceilingle. >> that would be very hazardous. an economic nuclear deterrent is only effective if you're ready to set it off. i'm not saying there aren't tea party republicans that would be willing to tank the economy on this, but i think republicans really are overplaying their hand if they think they're going to get a lot of leverage out of this debt ceiling. they may think that. but people remember that episode more than a year ago and
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Dec 7, 2012 2:00am PST
from the middle class out. the essential components of that right now is to avoid the fiscal cliff and give certainty to the middle class passing those middle class tax cuts rate now. >> you have just articulated what i anticipate we'll hear from the president in the state of the union. the politics of knocking on doors, the good streets politics of the grassroots party. there's greater unit, which is important. >> this election was not just two paths and visions laid out on issues. you had a handful of billionaires on the republican side trying to buy the white house from mitt romney and you had a grass roots movement that was organized from the ground up with volunteers, people-powered campaign. it demonstrated that you can't buy democracy in this country. you really have to work it, and hour voters and supporters were determined to get out their get to work, and stay on line, even with all the obstacles thrown in their way by republicans across the country preventing them from getting access to the polls. >> it's so important. there were two competing advices. in a way this was
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